GASO: Day Two

DUNCANVILLE, Tex - Omar Sherman stole the show with his play and raised his stock, but he wasn't alone as a standout. Malik Newman was also excellent as well as T.J. Maston.

Omar Sherman, PF, Deron Williams Elite – Sherman capped off one heck of a week with an impressive performance lifting his team to a title. Sherman is showing serious skill, hitting threes, scoring off the bounce, and getting into a bit better shape. He was definitely the talk of the event at times, and there is no question his stock is on the rise.

Jeremy Combs, SF, Deron Williams Elite – There aren't too many athletes in the country who are better than Combs. He put on an aerial display with his athleticism and dunks, and was also very active on the glass. Not someone who is going to do too much from the perimeter, Combs does defend well and plays with a high motor.

D'Angelo Allen, SF/PF, Deron Williams Elite – Another kid who is a big time athlete, Allen can absolutely put on a show when in the open court. He was on the receiving end of a few ally-oops, and also rebounded well above the rim. Allen plays a bit on the interior with his AAU team, but his future looks to be on the wing.

Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, MWA Elite – Mudiay looks to be a man on a mission right now. Always he has had elite athleticism, now he is using it more than ever. With great size and that big time athleticism he was impossible to keep out of the lane. Unfortunately for Mudiay his missed several layups that he normally would convert, but still it didn't tarnish what was one heck of a showing.

Malik Newman, SG, MWA Elite – There can't be too many better scorers around than Newman. He simply was able to score every single way imaginable. Newman hits from 25 feet with ease, can shoot off the catch, and then when he so desires he just beats his man off the bounce and dunks it in spectacular fashion. At times the only thing his defender could do was put up a hand and hope he missed.

D.J. Hogg, PF, Texas Titans – Though his team came up short in the finals, Hogg did what he could. Hogg rebounded the ball on the defensive end as well as ever, and then as usual he knocked in a few shots. Also Hogg attacked the rim a bit more which was good to see. He continues to get better every event, and is becoming a priority recruit for many.

Tyler Davis, C, Texas Titans – The team struggled to get Davis the ball on the block in a good position to score, but when he did touch it, it was a bucket. He even was able to face up his defender and hit a jumper a few times. Davis is a fast rising post who will see a rankings bump at the end of July.

Elijah Thomas, C, Team Texas – Playing against his high school coach and some teammates, Thomas was motivated. He rebounded the ball very well, did a decent job of running the floor, and scored on the post as usual. Thomas did get himself into foul trouble, and that limited some of his production, but once he gets into shape he is going to be extremely tough to deal with on the low block.

T.J. Maston, PF, Team Texas – The most productive player for Team Texas was Maston. A slightly undersized power forward, Maston is strong, athletic, and tough. Also he has long arms and is not afraid to mix it up on the block. Maston was scoring virtually at well and hit the glass on both ends of the floor. He is someone who really opened up the eyes of a huge coaching contingent with his play.

Matt McQuaid, SG/SF, Team Texas – Some like to typecast McQuaid as a shooter, but he is more than that. McQuaid absolutely can make shots, but that is not where his game ends. He was on the receiving end of a lob for a dunk, scored off the bounce, and did a solid job getting to the foul line. It was a solid showing for McQuaid who was forced to be the main wing scoring option for his team.

Miami came in to see Omar Sherman and immediately offered.

John Calipari, Tubby Smith, Larry Brown, Billy Kennedy, Trent Johnson, Danny Manning, and Rick Ray were the head coaches present for Team Texas against MWA Elite.


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